Prizes To Be Awarded In 2nd AnnualApril 24, 2014
Entries in this year’s American Downtown 4th of July Parade can compete for prizes of up to $100.
The parade will kick off the 2nd annual celebration on Friday, July 4, and will be followed by entertainment, food, the Funville Fun Zone for kids, and fireworks.
All festivities will take place at the Big Spring area behind the Greeneville-Greene County Library, with the large fireworks display to be launched from the nearby practice field at Greeneville High School.
Admission is free.
The theme of the parade is “Let Freedom Ring,” signified by the ringing of downtown church bells as the parade begins at 2 p.m.
The parade route along Main Street begins at Bohannon Avenue and ends at Calvary Chapel Church, the former Kiser Funeral Home location.
Grand Marshal will be Scott Jones, as seen on The History Channel’s “Counting Cars,” who will be accompanied by Dale Kyker and KXA Mafia, of Kyker’s Xtreme Automotive on Tusculum Boulevard.
The parade entry fee is $25 for all commercial and political campaign entries and for any other entries that want to be considered for judging. Any entry that is not commercial or a political campaign and does not want to be judged for prizes can participate at no charge.
All categories will be judged together, and three prizes will be presented for the most patriotic decorations in the theme of “Let Freedom Ring.”
First place will win $100. Second place will win $50, and third place will win $25.
The Exchange Club of Greeneville will provide volunteers to assist with the parade.
Entry categories, including some new additions this year, are: classic vehicle, antique tractor, military, club or civic organization, pageant title holder, elected official, historic re-enactor, musical entertainment, church group, school group, commercial, political, and horse or horse drawn.
All participating horses must be diapered and must provide Coggins Test results.
The deadline to enter the parade is 5 p.m. Monday, June 16. All entries must complete a form and pick up a permit at Greeneville Town Hall.
A number of sponsors already have pledged their support for this event, including Gold-Level sponsor Landair Transport, Inc., Silver-Level sponsors Greeneville Federal Bank and Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, Inc., and Bronze-Level sponsors Consumer Credit Union, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Takoma Regional Hospital, and Walmart Distribution Center.
Additional details about American Downtown will be announced soon.
To sponsor the event or to participate in the parade or any other activities, please contact Amy Rose, Town of Greeneville Public Relations Manager, at 639-7105 or email@example.com. Parade entries can also contact Joni Parker at 620-9933.